Today in 1959: The United States successfully test-fires its first intercontinental ballistic missile, known as Titan, from Cape Canaveral. It is a two-stage rocket designed to carry nuclear warheads.
Titans were also capable of boosting satellites and spacecraft into orbit. Before the last Titan was produced in 2002, they launched several two-man Gemini missions in the 1960s and launched the first spacecraft to land on Mars.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, the Madison Parks and Madison Parks Foundation kicks off the Moonlight Movie Series with a free screening of the movie “Miracle on the Ice” at the Tenney Park lagoon – with Mark Johnson and Bob Suter, members of the 1980 Olympic hockey team. Bundle up, grab your skates, and bring the whole family out to skate around one of Madison’s premiere outdoor ice rinks and watch the movie with two of Madison’s greatest Olympians! This is from 6 to 8:30pm at the Tenney Park ice rink, 1414 East Johnson Street. More info at cityofmadison.com/parks.
Promoting Judicial Independence will be discussed tonight in a League of Women Voters of Dane County Issues Forum. The public is invited to hear Bill Lueders, Director, Money and Politics, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, and Joseph A. Ranney, a trial lawyer, DeWitt Ross and Stevens, S.C. and a legal historian, to discuss how we choose judges. This is at 7pm at the Capitol Lakes Grand Hall, 333 West Main Street. Free parking is available in the ramp across the street. For more info, call 232-9447, or visit lwvdanecounty.org.